Hewett can’t add singles title to doubles crown at the US Open

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett celebrate winning their fourth US Open doubles title. Picture: Al Bello

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett celebrate winning their fourth US Open doubles title. Picture: Al Bello/Getty Images - Credit: Getty Images

Alfie Hewett enjoyed a bitter-sweet weekend at the US Open, losing out to Shingo Kunieda in the wheelchair singles, just 24 hours after winning the doubles title with Gordon Reid.

On Saturday Hewett, from Cantley, and Gordon Reid showed why they are the top ranked men’s doubles partnership as they claimed an eighth title together. The British pair saw off French pair Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer 6-4, 6-1.

Hewett had the chance for singles success the following day against Kunieda but, in an epic encounter that lasted nearly three hours, went down 6-3 3-6 7-3(3).

The 22-year-old came back strongly in the second set and took Kunieda all the way in the decider but he couldn’t top the Japanese star from securing his seventh US Open title.